Tom, who is 66, reports that it took him a while to realize that all households were not like his. He grew up with parents who, as he calls them, were “street saints”—well-behaved in the outside world and devils at home. That, by the way, is very common because verbal abuse is usually a family … Continue reading Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.
That’s what I thought last year, when I made an attempt to sit still on my mat. It was supposed to help me with my depression. And it didn’t. What now? As I explained in a previous post, there is a difference between alone-less-ness and solitude. As my mind became more quiet with the help … Continue reading Meditation, you’re doing it wrong!
Hello dear readers, it’s been a while since I’ve logged in into WordPress. While the temperatures here went up, my mental health decided to decline. My mood is low and concentration zero. I’ve tried to read some posts here and there but when depression strikes that can be a difficult task. So I’ve retreated. This … Continue reading What’s been going on?
What this series is about. Empowerment is a word that covers many meanings. It is used in different contexts but today I’ll focus on empowerment within mental health and recovery. Becoming empowered plays an important role in rehabilitation. That is the process where you discover yourself behind the mask of being an ill person and … Continue reading Building blocks of empowerment.
What this series is about. Empowerment is a word that covers many meanings. It is used in different contexts but today I’ll focus on empowerment within mental health and recovery. When I was confronted with mental illness in my life, it felt like depression took everything down in one fell swoop. I’m not saying that … Continue reading Empowerment – You have the right to be assertive.